Thursday Thought 43

It’s been a much calmer week all round, and so ‘we’ have started to consider what we are buying for Christmas and lists have been created – presents, food, cards etc. One strategy we use is to stick to one supermarket and use their points scheme, this means we have  a nice sum to use for our Christmas Treat Foods. … Read More

T-shirt Re-shirt

Another great recycling project, this time with old but loved t-shirts. Sometimes you just can’t throw them away, and here are some fun ideas of how to give them a second life. This is particularly nice with kids clothes that they have grown out of, or loved items that have been worn until holes appeared… https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMetDaanMagazine%2Fvideos%2F1966702713567443%2F&show_text=0&width=560“>T-shirt Re-shirt Show me your … Read More

Fun Bat Project

Whether you ‘do’ Halloween or not, this is a fun project to recycle some good ol’ toilet rolls – as you may have noticed, we keep all of ours to use all year round – we love bats and have a bat box on the house so you don’t have to link it to the end of October if you don’t … Read More

Thursday Thought 35

I found a port in the storm, true friendship is free and I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends that I can please with just tea, or a well timed hug ☀️ It has reminded me of our postcard campaign – we use the free ones from the cinema or gifts we receive and use them to … Read More

Quick Tip #10

Green Monster SnackGreat fun idea for semi healthy snacks, and all things we had at home (cups left over from parties are hoarded here) – quite seasonal too if you do the Halloween thing…

Thursday Thought 34

Today can do one! Just when you think one more thing might tip you over the edge… And then one more thing happens and you have to decide whether to laugh or cry. Being frugal for a comfort eater and shopper isn’t easy – especially when stressed. However, I’m developing a list of free ‘feel good’ activities for moments like … Read More

Win! Win! Win!

There’s a silly competition over at The Frugal Family to win a colouring pack, just guess the age of the person that coloured this (use the link above x)   

Competition 

Guess the AGE of the person that coloured this to win a colouring pack! Closing date Sunday 21st August x   

Thursday Thought 29

Some things are just better value than others, it’s a bit of trial and error sometimes to find out what they are… We love these colour-in table cloths from Phoenix Trading. They entertain the kids while waiting for food and keep the adults quiet too! This one has lasted our whole holiday and sparked lots of good conversation as well, … Read More

Quick Tip #5

On a rainy day, if you have an appropriate device get a free app for everyone to enjoy… There are quite a lot available!